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  1. Speak for your self: http://www.mindandmuscle.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=31980 "No sleep means no new brain cells Missing out on sleep may cause the brain to stop producing new cells, a study has suggested. The work on rats, by a team from Princeton University found a lack of sleep affected the hippocampus, a brain region involved in forming memories..."
  2. Speak for your self: http://www.mindandmuscle.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=31980 "No sleep means no new brain cells Missing out on sleep may cause the brain to stop producing new cells, a study has suggested. The work on rats, by a team from Princeton University found a lack of sleep affected the hippocampus, a brain region involved in forming memories..."
  3. Why are hippies so vocal and active??

    Interesting observation by someone I know: The more angry a person is and the more they are unaware of it, the more they don’t like wars and violence. This is what fuels liberalism.
  4. Tai Chi for Health Purposes

    Data on Tai Chi's effects on the immune system: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Tai Chi Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Volume 55 Issue 4 Page 511 - April 2007 To cite this article: Michael R. Irwin MD, Richard Olmstead PhD, Michael N. Oxman MD (2007) Augmenting Immune Responses to Varicella Zoster Virus in Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Tai Chi Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55 (4), 511–517. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01109.x Augmenting Immune Responses to Varicella Zoster Virus in Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Tai Chi Michael R. Irwin, MD**Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; , Richard Olmstead, PhD**Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; , and Michael N. Oxman, MDDepartment of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California; and San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, San Diego, California.*Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California; and San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, San Diego, California. Address correspondence to Michael R. Irwin, MD, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 3130, Los Angeles, CA 90095. E-mail: mirwin1@ucla.edu Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a behavioral intervention, Tai Chi, on resting and vaccine-stimulated levels of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to varicella zoster virus (VZV) and on health functioning in older adults. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial with allocation to two arms (Tai Chi and health education) for 25 weeks. After 16 weeks of intervention, subjects were vaccinated with VARIVAX, the live attenuated Oka/Merck VZV vaccine licensed to prevent varicella. SETTING: Two urban U.S. communities between 2001 and 2005. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 112 healthy older adults aged 59 to 86. MEASUREMENTS: The primary endpoint was a quantitative measure of VZV-CMI. Secondary outcomes were scores on the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). RESULTS: The Tai Chi group showed higher levels of VZV-CMI than the health education group (P<.05), with a significant rate of increase (P<.001) that was nearly twice that found in the health education group. Tai Chi alone induced an increase in VZV-CMI that was comparable in magnitude with that induced by varicella vaccine, and the two were additive; Tai Chi, together with vaccine, produced a substantially higher level of VZV-CMI than vaccine alone. The Tai Chi group also showed significant improvements in SF-36 scores for physical functioning, bodily pain, vitality, and mental health (P<.05). CONCLUSION: Tai Chi augments resting levels of VZV-specific CMI and boosts VZV-CMI of the varicella vaccine.
  5. inositol

    Inositol is interesting stuff. Based on something I read decades ago I've used this to help me go to or stay asleep. I must be sensitive to it as 1000 mg before bed keeps me knocked out for 8 hours....even wake up a big groggy. Good stuff.
  6. Religion & Spirituality

    How about...spirituality is the belief in something greater than us mortals. Religion is a set of rituals which theoretically have something to do with the above, but often get sidetracked by typically human...stuff e.g. power, greed, sex, etc. As an aside,. There must be something right, at least about catholicism (sp?), or perhaps its followers as there seems to be something special about the vibes in old catholic churches--and I was not raised catholic.
  7. Do I have ADD/ADHD

    If you wish to explore meditation, you might check out the info in the beginning of this article: http://www.mindandmuscle.net/mindandmuscle...38&artID=30
  8. Ya it is a natural response to Edward's sillyness. BTW: I do not consider it a feud. I go out of my way to post positive feedback on companies that are honest, provide good service, and act with respect. They deserve our support and include Nutraplanet, Custom nutrition Warehouse, 1fast400, Scivation, avant of course, Designer, and relentless nutrition (probably forgetting some). The fact that Mike Rizzer in a smi2le reincarnation is still/back around boggles the mind as does the fact that people buy from the multiple people (I suppose it could be multiple personalities) who post under the unique screen name. NB as best I can tell, one of the people/personalities who post under the unique screen name does appear very knowledgeable and behaves with respect. However it appears the person who makes the immature/hostile comments (Hi Edward) is the one who runs the show and therefore decides if you get what you pay for. And this is the last energy I will expend on this sillyness (yes Edward you get the last word).
  9. Edward! So nice to see you. Glad Steve let you come out and play! My identify and credentials (M.D.) are a matter of record (and can be verified by anyone as prometheus did). OTOH an IP check on all your posts here would be rather revealing.
  10. Thank you geiger. Steve, You've gotta work quicker to erase Edward's posts (Hi Edward!) lest people see the adolescent who really runs your place.
  11. What muscles do you work patting yourself on the back...I'm not familiar with that exercise?
  12. Organ transplant diet...

    Autosomal recessive PKD Yah differrent disease totally. The cysts are microscopic. associated with liver fibrosis. Unfortunately they can develop hypertension which affects multiple organs, and the hepatic fibrosis can affect the heart and result in heart failure. Giving a bulemic/binge eater DNP..... IF you want to do something drastic, do Lyle's...PMSF, or T-mag's the velocity diet (basically just shakes), etc.
  13. Bed linen

    I have the tempurpedic mattress and pillow (perhaps what benson is referring to) and while expensive it is well worth it. "I’m quite annoyed at the moment because I’ve literally got a pain in my neck" You might consider a chiro visit particularly if it persists. Probably only need one for that purpose.
  14. Asthma/cortisol build-up

    John, Perhaps more fish oil? fish oil capsules containing 3.2 g of eicosapentaenoic acid and 2.0 g of docohexaenoic acid Chest. 2006 Jan;129(1):39-49.Click here to read Links Protective effect of fish oil supplementation on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in asthma. * Mickleborough TD, * Lindley MR, * Ionescu AA, * Fly AD. Human Performance and Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, 1025 E Seventh St, HPER 112, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA. tmickleb@indiana.edu BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated that fish oil supplementation has a protective effect on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in elite athletes, which may be attributed to its antiinflammatory properties. Since EIB in asthma involves proinflammatory mediator release, it is feasible that fish oil supplementation may reduce the severity of EIB in asthmatic subjects. STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of fish oil supplementation on severity of EIB in subjects with asthma. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, crossover study. SETTING: Lung function and exercise testing in a university research laboratory.Patients and measurements: Sixteen asthmatic patients with documented EIB entered the study on their normal diet and then received either fish oil capsules containing 3.2 g of eicosapentaenoic acid and 2.0 g of docohexaenoic acid (fish oil diet, n = 8) or placebo capsules (placebo diet, n = 8) daily for 3 weeks. At the beginning of the study (normal diet) and at the end of each treatment phase, the following pre-exercise and postexercise measures were assessed: (1) pulmonary function; (2) induced sputum differential cell count percentage and proinflammatory eicosanoid metabolite (leukotriene C4 [LTC4]-leukotriene E4 [LTE4] and prostaglandin D2 [PGD2]) and cytokine (interleukin [iL]-1beta and tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-alpha) concentrations; and (3) eicosanoid metabolites leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and leukotriene B5 (LTB(5)) generation from activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs). RESULTS: On the normal and placebo diet, subjects exhibited EIB. However, the fish oil diet improved pulmonary function to below the diagnostic EIB threshold, with a concurrent reduction in bronchodilator use. Induced sputum differential cell count percentage and concentrations of LTC4-LTE4, PGD2, IL-1beta, and TNF-alpha were significantly reduced before and following exercise on the fish oil diet compared to the normal and placebo diets. There was a significant reduction in LTB4 and a significant increase in LTB5 generation from activated PMNLs on the fish oil diet compared to the normal and placebo diets. CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that fish oil supplementation may represent a potentially beneficial nonpharmacologic intervention for asthmatic subjects with EIB. PMID: 16424411
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